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27 Apr 2022

‘I was beaten with an axe’: Fleeing Russian-occupied Ukraine

International Editor

As the row over gas intensifies, Russian forces have continued their offensive in the east and in the south of Ukraine.

Defiant residents took to the streets in the southern city of Kherson, angry about Russian occupiers’ plans to hold a sham referendum to establish a new people’s republic.

Many are now fleeing north to the village of Zelenodolsk, still in Ukrainian hands.